WCVE-TV Richmond


WCVE-TV launched on Sep 10, 1964 is a PBS affiliate broadcasting in Richmond, Virginia. Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation owns the channel broadcasting from a transmitter located at 23 Sesame Street in Bon Air. The programming of the station is relayed through a satellite WHTJ operating from Carters Mountain. It also owns a sister: WCVW in Richmond that shares its transmitter with WCVE.

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The three sisters were recognized as Community Idea Stations until 2008 when each started using Callsign as their identity. On Aug 5, 2019, WHTJ and WCVE got rebranded as VPM PBS while WCWV was renamed as VPM Plus.

Sisters: WCVE-FM, WCVW and WNVT

Website: www.ideastations.org/tv



WCVE started broadcasting in 1961 under the ownership of Thomas Boushalland and a group of community members to broadcast educational programming. Sister WCVW-TV signed on air in 1967 as Richmond became maiden community station to get a double in area while being only the 8th in the state to do so. The amount of instructional programming was also doubled for schools in Central Virginia. Both sisters after 40 years are still active.

Commonwealth Broadcasting in 1974 became the owner of WNVT and formed WNVC in 1981 to serve the Northern Virginia audiences with educational programming. The two channels are still active to serve the schools with educational programs in English and other languages. This was followed by WHTJ which went on air in 1989. A radio and studios complex with a number of studios was inaugurated in 1991. Both WCVW and WCVE became 24-hour channels in the fall of 2006. Identical logos were adopted by the service in 2008. The three sisters then went digital on March 30, 2009.


WCVE broadcasts American Public Television and PBS shows and also produces its own local programming. Virginia Currents is among the notable locally produced programs of the station. Inside-Out hosted by Terri Allard is produced by sister WHTJ.

You can watch news, learn and support the channel through its website which offers a variety of programs. Follow the station on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Here is the website: https://ideastations.org/tv